Position Papers


We Will Not Quit

Where are we now in the battle for Life?

There have been over twenty years of legalized killing of the unborn! Millions and millions of lives snuffed before birth -- it’s mind boggling!

Often times, I simply want to quit. Did I hear God’s voice about my involvement in the Abortion Issue? What does God want me to do about the killing? Can’t someone else do it instead of me?

The answer that comes back to me time and time again is EDUCATION. I need to be doing all that I can to tell others about the precious value of the unborn child and the horror of abortion. It sounds so simple but is very hard. Many people are ignorant about abortion and want to stay that way. Many are in a state of denial and do not want to admit it.

At Central Illinois Right to Life, Inc. We are sympathetic to every moral dilemma, but our focus is on LIFE from start to finish. We have to stay focused on that issue! We have been in Peoria since 1972 -- before legalized abortion. We are not going away! We are dedicated to protecting human life. Can we count on your support? We need prayers for strength and wisdom. We need "hands on" help as well as financial help. You can do something! Will you? Call or write us -- we need to hear from YOU!

Diane Conner

Diane was President of the Board of Directors of Central Illinois Right to Life, Inc. in 1995. Diane has been involved with CIRTL for over fifteen years.

"America, Yugoslavia, and Kosovo" by Dennis Dillard

Bombing Yugoslavia To Pressure Milosevic To Stop The Killing in Kosovo

Here we go again. President Clinton, the United States of America, and NATO are using military might to force Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic to sign a peace treaty with the Ethnic Albanians of Kosovo. The United Nations terms the action regrettable, but necessary.

It is hoped that this peace plan will bring an end to civil war and stop what has been termed ethnic cleansing, in that country. According to ABC News, before the NATO attack started, this civil war had claimed approx 2000 lives in the last year. Americans rightly wish that all the people of the world, including those of Kosovo, could be safe from violence and death. We are glad that America is sometimes able to help the oppressed, as we have done recently in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Bosnia, and are trying to do in Kosovo.

Let us consider however, whether we in America really occupy the moral high ground on the issues of violence and genocide. For example:

This same President Clinton has repeatedly vetoed protection for living unborn human beings from the violence acts of death perpetuated by the abortion industry in America, including the especially horrific partial birth abortion procedure that would make death by a bullet seem merciful.

The judicial system of this same United States, sanctions the killing of 1,500,000 of her own unborn citizens each year; she has allowed the murder of 40,000,000 over the last 26 years.

The same United Nations promotes genocide against the unborn human being all over the globe and there are over 50,000,000 babies killed by abortion every year in our world, including forced abortions in countries like China, (have you heard much from the White House on this one?).

So, perhaps some other nation should be sending troops to the United States of America to dissuade us from our war of genocide against unborn children, our ethnic cleansing, our oppression of innocent human beings, our Kosovo.

Now, that s an idea! Maybe, the Serbs of Yugoslavia, when they get themselves together and start acting like the Orthodox Christians they claim to be, and get rid of the war criminals among them, and stop killing their own people, maybe then they will send some "peace keepers" over here to our country and stop us from killing ours.

Yea!! Perhaps, all the nations of the world could send all their soldiers to somebody else’s far off land, where they could keep the peace and protect the all the weak and oppressed people of the someone else's country. Then maybe all wars and violence and death would be a thing of the past ... Perhaps ...